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Closer showcases a riveting performance by the extraordinary Natalie Portman. Discovered at just 11 years old, her career took off on the stage and big screen, acting alongside Hollywood royalty such as Jack Nicholson, Glenn Close and Al Pacino. Six years later, she shot to superstardom playing Queen Amidala in Star Wars. Natalie has turned heads on the red carpet with her elegant, simple style that's often compared to Audrey Hepburn.

In Closer, Natalie shows off a very sexy side! To prepare for her role, Natalie visited strip clubs and talked with dancers—and took pole dancing lessons!

Oprah: Did you think it was brave of you taking the part? When you read it, and you said what?

Natalie: I just, I get excited by something that's challenging and different, and that I haven't done.
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Published on November 04, 2004

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